After her debut feature Wadjda (2012) broke new ground as the first-ever film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia — and the first made by a Saudi woman — director Haifaa Al Mansour returns to the kingdom with The Perfect Candidate, a tale of one woman’s quest to challenge not only the system but also herself.

Film Details

The Perfect Candidate (Unclassified in Ireland / PG in UK)
1h 41mins | Arabic language with English subtitles
Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour
Starring by Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh


Venice Film Festival | BFI London Film Festival | Sundance Film Festival


The release is being backed by BFI Lottery Funds